In 1857, Lottie took the bold step of enrolling in college. Lottie's questions create a jolt meant to stir hearts to an urgent need. But if we stay, let us give, so that others may be sent. Catherine Allen writes about the tensions that filled the air during those days: Raiders and rumors of raiders panicked the residents of Viewmont. Her second husband enlisted in the Confederate army at her urging, and, when he left for duty, she raised a regiment for him to command. They boarded a boat to return south, but one of the commanders became suspicious, so he ordered that the two be searched. She delivered her messages and headed home for Ohio.
Richey died, Rella lived in the house with their daughter, Jennie, until Rella's son, Samuel Webster Richey, took the house for himself. When they arrived in Virginia, Lottie took this information straight to Jefferson Davis himself. Richey bought the house from Milo Sawyer in 1873. Lottie, a language scholar, was a little slower to catch on, but still a quick learner. Most people at my church, planted 15 years ago, did not grow up thoroughbred Southern Baptists. Thomas Scott and give him the papers for delivery to General Kirby Smith. She pretended to be asleep while President Lincoln and , , discussed upcoming strategies.
What can you do to help missionaries? Ohio History Inventory - Lottie Moon House. Emeline would survive the war and died in 1919 at the age of 82. The two wrapped bandages and nursed wounded soldiers, and after Memphis fell in June 1862, Ginnie passed through enemy lines, sneaking supplies and information while pretending to meet a beau. The Moon House, shown here, is an historic site in Oxford. Finally, in May, 1862, Greenhow was sent to Richmond, where she was greeted as a heroine.
By this time they were under suspicion by Union agents as they prepared to return to Memphis by boat from Cincinnati. She volunteered to make the trip, along with her mother, insisting they would not be suspect because they had relatives in Ohio. Their home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Judge Clark was quite active in the Knights of the Golden Circle - a Confederate underground organization of sorts. Lottie and her sister, , became famous as a Confederate. The command is so plain: 'Go. Lottie and Ginnie Moon — Confederate Smugglers and Spies During the American Civil War, two sisters went above and beyond the call of duty to prove their allegiance to the Confederate cause, and their daring adventures become legendary.
While growing up in southwest Ohio Lottie was courted by a young man from nearby Indiana - Ambrose Burnside. While in Jackson Mississippi she learned that urgent information had to be dispatched to the Knights of the Golden Circle in Ohio. She then disguised herself as an Englishwoman and entered the city of Washington where, according to legend, she rode in a carriage with Abraham Lincoln. Unknown woman in Union Camp - could it have been Ginnie Moon? Ginnie rebelled, pulled out the small Colt revolver that she was known to carry, and screamed at the officer that she was a friend of General Burnside. Were a man judged eternally on his willingness to assist others, this man would be first into heaven. Credited on mount to D.
She spoke with Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, requesting permission to continue on her journey, and he obliged. Lottie volunteered to carry the message and thus began her career as a spy. But seeing the incredible needs of the Chinese people and having no help to reach them all, surely that is her greatest sorrow. Meanwhile, Ginnie continued her work in Memphis, and in 1863, while she was in Jackson, Mississippi, she learned that valuable information needed to be dispatched to the Knights of the Golden Circle in Ohio. The Moon sisters fervor for their beloved Confederacy led them into danger and adventure - and they were quite successful as spies. She rests in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee and although I have been there numerous times I did not know at the time she was there or I would have made a special trip to visit her grave. I want to be so bold.
Early in the war, Laura Ratcliffe discovered a Union plan to capture Mosby and notified him of it so that he could elude capture. They soon moved back to Georgia where she remained until her death in 1902. The girls were both born in Virginia, but when they were young, their father, a physician, moved the family to Oxford, Ohio. Inside one they discovered a heavy quilt, so they ripped it open and found that it was filled with medicine. Disguising herself as an English invalid, she confronted Burnside, who immediately recognized her and placed her under house arrest as well.
Someone used chloroform to attempt to kill her and she was forced to break a window for fresh air. . Stuart gave her a written honorary commission as an aide-de-camp for her help. She delivered her messages and headed home for Ohio. When the war began Mr. After the meeting, she allegedly traveled to Washington, D. She became a Baptist missionary to China! But another idea burned in her heart.